EU Sustainable Finance Regulation Researcher

Job Reference:
ESG Investing

Your team responsibilities

The EU Sustainable Finance Regulation Research Lead is expected to drive methodology development and support client outreach and MSCI’s thought leadership for the finance industry on EU sustainable finance regulatory solutions. The ESG & Climate Regulatory Solutions team owns the methodology development for EU Sustainable Finance solutions (SFDR, Taxonomy, MiFID II) and supports tailoring of ESG and climate solutions to jurisdictional regulatory requirements globally. This team support financial market participants in meeting their sustainable finance regulatory requirements and to thrive and gather assets in a regulated environment. The role interrelates closely with all parts of the MSCI organization, including Research, Client Sales & Service, Marketing, Legal, Regulatory Affairs and Product Management. The role also provides exposure to other business areas of MSCI (analytics, real estate and index).

What we offer you

· At MSCI we are passionate about what we do, and we are inspired by our purpose – to power better investment decisions. You’ll be part of an industry-leading network of creative, curious, and entrepreneurial pioneers. This is a space where you can challenge yourself, set new standards and perform beyond expectations for yourself, our clients, and our industry.

· Wherever you are located you will find transparent compensation schemes and employee benefits that can help ensure your financial security and health. While they vary by different locations, we offer a broad range of benefits that are part of the value you receive as an MSCI employee.

· Our flexible ways of working will allow you to maximize your potential, and we will empower you with the trust, accountability, and advanced technology to perform at your very best.

· You’ll find a purposeful approach to wellbeing to provide you with all the resources you need to be your best at work and in your personal life. Our ‘Here For You’ Employee Assistance Program is available for our employees globally, providing confidential emotional support, financial and legal advice free of charge.

Your key responsibilities

Under the supervision of the head of ESG & Climate Regulatory Solutions Research, and collaborating with other members of the ESG Research team, you will be responsible for:

· Developing and driving an investment-useful research agenda on EU sustainable finance regulation and standards initiatives with relevant stakeholders internally and externally to strengthen our thought leadership in this space;

· fostering use cases and practical guides to facilitate implementation by clients, engaging with clients to stay abreast of needs and answer queries;

· supporting business prioritization of regulations to target for solutions; supporting timely and rigorous implementation of regulatory solutions;

· representing MSCI ESG & Climate Regulatory Solutions Research externally, engaging on key market developments, and communicating our knowledge, ideas, and capabilities;

· active contribution to and steering of related bodies, e.g. the Sustainable Methodology Working Group for methodology vetting.

· supporting team development and cohesion;

Your skills and experience that will help you excel

Specific Knowledge/Skills

· Leadership and project management experience

· Strong knowledge of emerging sustainable finance regulation and frameworks

· Analytical thinker with attention to detail and the ability to handle, analyze and maintain large data sets

· Excellent English-language communication, writing and presentation skills to clearly articulate ideas and facilitate strong relations with a global team of industry research analysts, technology and operations teams. Strong command of German and/or French are additional assets.

· Understanding of mechanics of ESG analysis and ESG data collection and analysis desired

· Self-motivated, resourceful, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

· Collaborative attitude, creative problem-solving skills, willingness to be flexible and ability to work with a global team across cultures and time zones

Desired Qualifications

· Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience in ESG research industry, or analyst roles within investment firms, consulting, corporates, public institutions, or NGOs

· Minimum of Bachelors' degree required; Advanced degree in related field is preferred; completion or progress towards related professional degrees like CFA / CFA Certificate in ESG Investing, FRM/ SCR is preferred

· Strong interest in and knowledge of sustainability, sustainable finance frameworks (e.g. EU Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation, EU Taxonomy), climate and ESG integration into investment and/or banking processes

How we’ll support you

· Our culture of high performance and innovation relies on our people sharing their knowledge and lifting each other up. You’ll be surrounded by a collaborative, global network of talented colleagues who will support and inspire you to do the best work of your career.

· We believe new and challenging experiences drive personal growth and innovation. With the right challenges, encouragement, and development support you can shape your own career experience. Career paths are multi-directional, and we encourage and support internal mobility to help you identify new opportunities to progress and take control of your future.

· As a new joiner you’ll be enrolled on our Global Orientation interactive learning experience to set you up for success.

· Our tailored learning opportunities will enable you to acquire the skills you need at your own pace, choosing between the courses and certifications best suited to you. Our Learning@MSCI platform coupled with access to LinkedIn Learning Pro will provide you with all the resources you need for to accelerate your professional growth.

· At MSCI we act in ways that encourage respect for all voices, ensuring that everyone can be themselves and feel like they are a part of the company. We are intentional about ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and supported with equal opportunities to succeed.

· We have eight MSCI Employee Resource Groups: All Abilities, Asian Support Network, Black Leadership Network, Climate Action Network, Hola! MSCI, Pride & Allies, Women in Tech, and Women’s Leadership Forum.

About MSCI

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data, and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

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At MSCI, we provide competitive benefits programs in every region in which we do business. 

Wherever you are with us, you will find benefits that can help ensure your health, wellbeing and financial security, so you can be at your best both in work and in your personal life. Our Here For You Employee Assistance Program provides financial and legal advice, confidential emotional support and free access to online information, resources and tools. 

Development opportunities

Guided by your manager, our learning and development opportunities empower you to perform at your best, make and impact and shape your career. 

Career paths are multidirectional and we believe new and challenging experiences drive personal growth and innovation. With access to LinkedIn Learning Pro and our bespoke Learning@MSCI platform, you can easily customize and tailor your learning journey to accelerate your career.


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EU Sustainable Finance Regulation Researcher

Job Reference:
ESG Investing
Job Level:
Senior Associate
Job Type:
Full Time

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